verb (used with object), cha·grined or cha·grinned, cha·grin·ing or cha·grin·ning.
- chagas' disease,
- chagos archipelago,
Origin of chagrin
Examples from the Web for chagrin
He made little secret of his ambition to become the next prime minister, much to the chagrin of Netanyahu.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And much to the chagrin of some in the Lone Star State, a lot of people seem to be buying it.
He has burrowed so deeply into his work that he hasn't even bothered to get a tan—much to New York's chagrin.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, he learned by watching May Bowen; however, to his chagrin, he never did get his grandmother's deviled crab recipe.
To the chagrin of these 40 courageous online petitioners and their hoops-hungry brethren, March Madness is not a national holiday.
To their chagrin, to that of Feldmarschall Munnich and many others: the upshot of which will be visible before long.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
They did not beg him to be pacified, as his mother and James always did; on the contrary they seemed to enjoy his chagrin.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
The much debated topic anent the likelihood of the Sixth Division being sent to join Methuen was settled at last—to our chagrin.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
To his amazement and chagrin, he could find no one who could throw any light upon the subject.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
On learning that Whitewater had been imprisoned for life, his wife soon found another husband, greatly to his sorrow and chagrin.Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences|Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Word Origin for chagrin
1650s, "melancholy," from French chagrin "melancholy, anxiety, vexation" (14c.), from Old North French chagreiner or Angevin dialect chagraigner "sadden," of unknown origin, perhaps [Gamillscheg] from Old French graignier "grieve over, be angry," from graigne "sadness, resentment, grief, vexation," from graim "sorrowful," of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German gram "angry, fierce"). But OED and other sources trace it to an identical Old French word, borrowed into English phonetically as shagreen, meaning "rough skin or hide," of uncertain origin, the connecting notion being "roughness, harshness." Modern sense of "feeling of irritation from disappointment" is 1716.
1660s (implied in chagrined), from chagrin (n.). Related: Chagrined; chagrining.